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Forest Green Rovers 2-1 York City

Matt Tubbs chipped in a last-gasp penalty as Forest Green won 2-1 against a York side whose captain, Simon Heslop, saw red.

Heslop was sent off for two fouls in quick succession, leaving his team-mates to cling on for the last 17 minutes of the National League game.

By that stage, Richard Brodie's early goal for York had been matched by Forest Green's Rhys Murphy, and the hosts had the final say in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Four days after the Minstermen suffered a 6-1 mauling at Gateshead, Jackie McNamara's side went ahead at the New Lawn.

Striker Brodie cracked a fine shot into the top of Sam Russell's net for the 20th-minute opener and he went close again three minutes later.

But Forest Green levelled when Murphy tucked away a cross from Ben Jefford in the 40th minute and the home side's Mohamed Chemlal cracked the ball against the York woodwork before the break.

York were in trouble when Heslop was ordered off, with Chemlal on the wrong end of each challenge.

Tubbs went close for Forest Green and at the other end Yan Klukowski was thwarted near the death by Russell.

With time almost up, Aarran Racine was brought down late on in the penalty area and Tubbs made no mistake from 12 yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3Jefford
  • 4TraoreSubstituted forRobertat 80'minutes
  • 16Pinnock
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 6Bennett
  • 15Noble
  • 20Tubbs
  • 21RacineBooked at 53mins
  • 25ChemlalBooked at 71mins
  • 39MurphySubstituted forDoidgeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 9Doidge
  • 12Carter
  • 14Moore
  • 26Robert

York

  • 13Simpson
  • 2Rooney
  • 3Whittle
  • 10Klukowski
  • 8HeslopBooked at 73mins
  • 5Higgins
  • 9BrodieBooked at 26minsSubstituted forFenwickat 90+2'minutes
  • 12ConnollySubstituted forKamdjoat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14ClappisonBooked at 18mins
  • 23DixonBooked at 90mins
  • 27WrightBooked at 54minsSubstituted forNtiat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 4Kamdjo
  • 7Nti
  • 15Robinson
  • 21Fenwick
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
1,396

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, York City 1.

Booking

Clovis Kamdjo (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, York City 1. Matt Tubbs (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Matt Dixon (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Scott Fenwick replaces Richard Brodie.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Aidan Connolly.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Simon Heslop (York City) for a bad foul.

Booking

Mohamed Chemlal (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Simon Heslop (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Christian Doidge replaces Rhys Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Daniel Nti replaces Jake Wright.

Booking

Jake Wright (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, York City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, York City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, York City 1. Rhys Murphy (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Richard Brodie (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, York City 1. Richard Brodie (York City).

Booking

Ben Clappison (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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As It Stood

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1Tranmere550092715
2Dag & Red540194512
3Sutton United531195410
4Dover5311107310
5Solihull Moors531196310
6Forest Green531153210
7Gateshead530214599
8Lincoln City530214689
9Macclesfield53028539
10Boreham Wood52217438
11Wrexham52214408
12Maidstone United52127617
13Aldershot52125507
14Barrow521268-27
15North Ferriby United5212510-57
16Braintree512256-15
17Eastleigh512268-25
18York5122510-55
19Chester5113710-34
20Bromley511358-34
21Torquay511326-44
22Southport5104314-113
23Woking5014511-61
24Guiseley5005713-60
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